Good guys sometimes DO win one!

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  1. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Hey all!

    No, this has NOTHING to do with the academy.

    Well, okay, maybe JUST a little bit.

    Today in Honolulu...one of the good guys won!

    Colonel Joseph K. Kim, USAFA '82 (and my friend for a LONG time) was promoted in the Hawaii Air National Guard to the grade of Brigadier General.

    I can't tell you how this has affected me. Joe was a year ahead of me at the Zoo...we flew/served together for many years, and in the past 7 years we've worked closely together. He is EVERYTHING that you could hope for a graduate of ANY institution; the fact he's an AFA grad is a bonus.

    He's one of the VERY GOOD ones and if your "kids" have the opportunity to serve with him...they'll be VERY blessed!

    So raise a toast to a fine officer!!!

    And candidates...you could do MUCH worse than to emulate his career! Joe has always worked hard to be the best; he's NEVER been described as the "gifted" one...but is PROOF that hard work and dedication will WIN in the end!!!

    Put a star on this man! http://www.154wg.ang.af.mil/resources/biographies/bio.asp?id=11662


    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  2. Redbull{wings}

    Redbull{wings} Member

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    Wow very cool. Congratulations to the Colonel for a big honor indeed and I'm sure well deserved too.
     
  3. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    No, no, congratulations to the GENERAL!!! :wink:
     
  4. Redbull{wings}

    Redbull{wings} Member

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    Opps. You are correct sadly it is too late to edit my post.
     
  5. riroka

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    My dad is an 82 grad! I will have to tell him about this. What did you/he fly? My dad flew F-15's.
     
  6. riroka

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    oh haha- my bad! My dad is an 86 grad. 82 was high school.
     

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